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Piano Duets - Music for 2 Pianos by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schubert, de Falla, Ravel Lutoslawski / Christina & Michelle Naughton

Audio Samples

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Allegro Brillant, for piano, 4 hands in A major, Op. 92
>Brahms, Johannes : Variations for 2 Pianos on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56b "St Anthony"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a)
>Schubert, Franz : Allegro for Piano 4 hands in A minor, D 947/Op. 144 "Lebenssturme"
>Falla, Manuel de : Danza Española no 1 (la vida breve)
>Ravel, Maurice : La valse
>Lutoslawski, Witold : Variations on a theme of Paganini for 2 Pianos

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Allegro Brillant, for piano, 4 hands in A major, Op. 92
>Brahms, Johannes : Variations for 2 Pianos on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56b "St Anthony"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a)
>Schubert, Franz : Allegro for Piano 4 hands in A minor, D 947/Op. 144 "Lebenssturme"
>Falla, Manuel de : Danza Española no 1 (la vida breve)
>Ravel, Maurice : La valse
>Lutoslawski, Witold : Variations on a theme of Paganini for 2 Pianos
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Notes & Reviews:

Since their début as a piano duo in 2008, twins Christina and Michelle Naughton have proved little short of sensational in concert halls worldwide. They demonstrate supreme flexibility in affording listeners a varied glimpse of the repertory for piano four hands and two pianos. Their program spans almost two centuries, from Mozart's D major Sonata to Lutoslawski's Variations on a Theme by Paganini. The sisters invest this work with a joviality that effortlessly communicates itself to the listener.

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
Lutoslawski's Paganini Variations follow Liszt's literal first piano transcription of the original Caprice 24, which is a Theme and Variations. I was nearly breathless after hearing the Naughtons the first time. Their fast tempos were astounding, with nicely contrasting slower sections. Good sound.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sendesaal Bremen (2012-01-12_2012-01-13&2012-).



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Allegro Brillant, for piano, 4 hands in A major, Op. 92
  • Performers: Michelle Naughton (Piano); Christina Naughton (Piano)
  • Notes: Sendesaal Bremen (2012-01-12_2012-01-13&2012-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 03/23/1841

>Brahms, Johannes : Variations for 2 Pianos on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56b "St Anthony"
  • Performers: Michelle Naughton (Piano); Christina Naughton (Piano)
  • Notes: Sendesaal Bremen (2012-01-12_2012-01-13&2012-)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a)
  • Performers: Michelle Naughton (Piano); Christina Naughton (Piano)
  • Notes: Sendesaal Bremen (2012-01-12_2012-01-13&2012-)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1781

>Schubert, Franz : Allegro for Piano 4 hands in A minor, D 947/Op. 144 "Lebensstürme"
  • Performers: Michelle Naughton (Piano); Christina Naughton (Piano)
  • Notes: Sendesaal Bremen (2012-01-12_2012-01-13&2012-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 05/1828

>Falla, Manuel de : Danza Española no 1 (la vida breve)
  • Performers: Christina Naughton (Piano); Michelle Naughton (Piano)
  • Notes: Sendesaal Bremen (2012-01-12_2012-01-13&2012-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Ravel, Maurice : La valse
  • Performers: Michelle Naughton (Piano); Christina Naughton (Piano)
  • Notes: Sendesaal Bremen (2012-01-12_2012-01-13&2012-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919-1920

>Lutoslawski, Witold : Variations on a theme of Paganini for 2 Pianos
  • Performers: Michelle Naughton (Piano); Christina Naughton (Piano)
  • Notes: Sendesaal Bremen (2012-01-12_2012-01-13&2012-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941